Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm PST
... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? (applause) >> and we're back with former speaker newt gingrich. newt, when we were talking earlier about the government shutdown, a lot of people to this day will say, oh, but the republicans, they shut the government down, it hurt a lot of people. do the republicans run the risk of a public relations nightmare if they actually create a government shutdown? >> well, first of all, i don't think we need to create a government shutdown. i think they should pass pa series of continuing resolutions. one could be for national defense, for the whole rest of the year. one could be for the department of labor and department of housing and urban development, a few other places like that. my guess is you could cut them by 20, 30% and the average american would think that's perfectly reasonable. now, then it would be up to the senate democrats or the president to decide whether or not they were going to force a government shutdown,
Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hands? >>> joining me now is washington post columnist michael gerskin who wrote both of president bush's inaugural addresses, and to all my friends on twriter, tweet me what you think of the old hairstyles and colors. shows a little bit of guts, i think. michael, you haven't changed over the years. let's talk about the bush inaugurals and what you learned. how did it feel sitting up there? i was sitting near when you you talked at the time, and hearing the words that you had helped craft with president bush's message. what does that mean to a speechwriter and to a colleague working on such a big speech? >> well, i remember talking to you on the west front of the capitol in 2004, and i can just remember total blind fear that day because, you know, you look back, as i did, when i worked on inaugurals with the president, and read all of the past inaugural speeches, and it is just extraordinarily intimidating to even imagine yourself a very small part of that long story. and to try to contribute some way. it'
Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
are probably gonna double. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? [ voice of dennis ] indeed. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. >>> it's time now to "clear the air." and today is the actual anniversary of that day back in 1929 when this nation welcomed the arrival of a saint dressed in the skin of a baby boy by the name of martin luther king, jr. and while dr. king's legacy has been most accurately described in terms of his nonviolent pursuit of civil rights, some unfortunate and deluded individuals have tried to claim that a gun appreciation day this coming weekend will somehow honor the great man's legacy. it's such nonsense that it's hard
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
. and now you're protected. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives any one of us at any time may face a job loss or a sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not zap our nation. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> mitt romney may not have chosen to come to today's inauguration, but president obama got the last word in the big argum